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Carol Burnett Is as Funny as Ever on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Carol Burnett Is as Funny as Ever on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Carol Burnett was the first female variety show host, and on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she shows she's still got her comedy chops. The pair showed some clips from the richly brocaded show they "used to act in together," Tensions. Fallon couldn't keep a straight face when Burnett stared him down, and Burnett remembered how she had the same issue during The Carol Burnett Show--she would have to bite her finger to keep from laughing at Tim Conway.

Fallon and Burnett also talked about Burnett's book, This Time Together. Fallon recommended it to anyone who loves comedy. "You see how much fun you put into everything," Fallon said to Burnett. 

Burnett has always created a character-filled life. In her MAKERS video, she remembers how she fought for her variety show when the network wanted her to do a sitcom instead. “I said, ‘I don’t want to do the same character week after week.'" Hear her whole story, in her words:

h/t Jezebel